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Using Orkut From Mobile Devices!

Important Update: If you have visited this page before Dec 14, 2006 please read new Opera Solution! This will really extend ur orkutting experience to mobile phones!


Recently I have seen lots of people talking about orkutting from mobile devices!Before going ahead here is an excerpt from Orkut Help page!

Why can’t I access orkut from my mobile device?

We’re sorry to hear about any difficulty you’ve experienced accessing orkut.com. Currently, orkut.com isn’t compatible with mobile devices. To access your orkut profile, please try logging in using your computer’s web browser.


So today I’m posting about how to use orkut from mobile devices! Before going ahead lemme tel u few things about my environment! I have Nokia N-70 with opera 8.62 installed!
U may use opera mini or any version of opera which support javascript!
With these assumptions lets start the ride!

Login Issue!
You can use original address http://orkut.com from opera MINI nut the page have some problems in OPERA MOBILE. But don’t worry as you can use following address to log into orkut! Its a very long address so better bookmark it with name like Orkut Login! In fact you can use the following address from PC for fast login on orkut!

https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLoginBox?service=orkut&nui=2&skipll=true&skipvpage=true&continue=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.orkut.com%2FRedirLogin.aspx%3Fmsg%3D0%26page%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.orkut.com%252F&followup=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.orkut.com%2FGLogin.aspx&hl=en-US

Clicking on button does not work!
As of now u log into orkut but experiencing problem while clicking on buttons! The most common problem I have seen button like submit, delete, yes, no, accept, reject does not work!

There are two solution…. First is for opera mobile user and second lies in JavaScript!

Opera solution… (For Nokia and Windows based Mobiles Only)

This great solution is found by one of my Doctor friend Rahul Talele (Shame on us engineers. ;-)
Best thing about this it works for all buttons without any coding effort!!!(Really great na)!!!

Now after logging into orkut using opera,
Go to Options >> Navigation >> Find in page
Put caption of button means ’submit’ , ‘delete’, ‘yes’, ‘no’, etc… in text to be found.
The moment text on button starts highlighting exit from Find wizard pressing roght-selection key (which have Stop option).
Now clicking on that button works!

Extra tip: Assign a shortcut key to “Find in Page” option by going to “Option >> Settings”

JavaScript solutions (for others)

Submitting Scrap!
First thing If u want to scrap someone u hv to go into his/her scrapbook! (The code following are not for orkut’s new reply feature!)
After opening intended scrapbook, write scrap with optional formatting the way u usually write!
In next step, without leaving that page(or tab if u r using opera with tab browsing) go to this address:

javascript: _submitForm(document.getElementById('b2'), 'submit', '');

Similarly….

Delete Scrap:
This will delete first scrap from ur scrapbook. For 2nd scrap replace ‘b6′ by ‘b9′ , for 3rd scrap replace ‘b6′ by ‘b12′ ans so on…
Same code can be used to delete scraps from others scrapbook (of course scraps dent by you).
In this case replace ‘b6′ by ‘b3′ (for 1st delete button), ‘b4′ (for 2nd)… and so on

javascript: var rb = document.getElementById('b6').onclick ; var strrb = rb.toString(); var rbparts = strrb.split('{'); var rbfinal = rbparts[1].split('}') ; location.href="javascript:" + rbfinal[0];

New Friend: Accept
To accept new friend request which is shown on ur orkut home page! Note, this will work for first request if u have too many! u can increment ‘b0′ by 2 for next request and so on if u hv multiple requests and directly want to accept other than first request!
e.g. ‘b2′ for 2nd, ‘b4′ for 3rd….
javascript: var rb = document.getElementById('b0').onclick ; var strrb = rb.toString(); var rbparts= strrb.split('"'); location.pathname=rbparts[1];

New Friend: Decline
Works in the opposite way of new friend accept… Executing this wil decline first request..
increment ‘b1′ in the script by 2 for 2nd request and so on…
e,g, ‘b3′ for 2nd, ‘b5′ for 3rd….
javascript: submitForm(document.getElementById('b1'), 'declineFriend', '');

Friend: Confirm “yes”
You will need to confirm whenever you are accepting a new friend request or sending a new friend request to someone…
javascript: _submitForm(document.getElementById('b1'), 'yes','');

Community: New Topic
While on a community, execute this to start a new topic…
javascript: window.location.href = window.location.href.replace (/Community/,'CommMsgPost');

Community: Reply to Topic
While reading a topic on a community, execute this to reply to that topic…
window.location.href = window.location.href.replace (/CommMsgs/,'CommMsgPost');

Community: Submit Post
After writing ur new post or reply, execute this to submit it…
javascript: _submitForm(document.getElementById('b2'), 'submit')

Community: Confirm “Join”
javascript: submitForm(document.getElementById('b1'), 'join');

Profile: UPDATE button while editing profile
javascript: submitForm(document.getElementById('b1'), 'update', '');

Actually this is not a web address but javascript which will “execute” submit button!
Again bookmark this address by naming Submit Scrap or something! The advantage of bookmarking is that u can directly open the bookmark after writing scrap!

Steps for bookmarking above codes into ur mobile browser:

  1. Copy content in text-box to say notepad and send that file to ur mobile.
  2. Open that file in any editor in mobile!
  3. Copy the script on clipboard! (using edit key in Nokia).
  4. Open ur browser and go to Add Bookmarks Option!
  5. Chose a name u like and paste the script in address field! OR U can manually create the bookmark by entering the script instead of copy-paste n sending a file to mobile!

Now once u have created these bookmarks, u can log into orkut fast as well as scrap someone!

In future will write code for other buttons if i found people interested in this cumbersome orkutting from mobile! U can subscribe to this blog to get updates automatically!

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June 27, 2007 - Posted by | Orkut

1 Comment »

  1. Awesum bro….wz searching from a long long time….i hd sum of dem previously…but they stoppd working abt 2 months back….n if these work…u really owe me a treat….

    Comment by Varun Kumar Gupta | July 4, 2007


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